40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Gerardo Suazo

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Syngenta Flowers Home & Garden, Greensboro, North Carolina

Job Title

Lead Technical Services and Technical Trials


  • Led several projects to develop new technologies for the greenhouse industry. Co-inventor of two provisional patents (filed 2013, and 2016), and one design patent (2016).
  • Worked in special projects to accelerate product development; training interns, designing trials, developing protocols, data analytics and product specs for bedding plants.


Can’t Live Without It: Mexican food, especially homemade guacamole, and his wife’s recipe for roasted rajas poblanas (poblano strips) with cheese, chicken, and corn kernels “... and of course don’t forget the hot salsa too.”

Fun Facts

In the Pool, Swimmers Rule: In his younger days, Gerardo was a competitive swimmer in his native Mexico.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

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